I spent the last two winters cruising the Bahamas
(as far south as Georgetown) in my Hunter
30. I took my Westerly 26 over to the Bahamas at least 6 times.
Personally, I'd prefer something either a bit bigger or a bit more ballasted than a Hunter 26, but I've seen people over there in water
The Westerly 26 Centaur was a great small Bahamas boat in my opinion. Built for the north sea, several have circumnavigated. They have better standing head
room than many 26-footers and their bilge
keels mean less draft
which is nice for the shallow waters of the Bahamas. Many are going very cheap
right now, but may require re-powering.